Special statewide election set for January 23, 2018: Multnomah County voters should prepare for ballots to arrive the first week of the new year

December 6, 2017

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Contacts: Tim Scott or Eric Sample, 503-988-3720

The next election in Multnomah County is a special statewide election to vote on Measure 101, bit.ly/MultCoJan2018. This single measure, statewide election will be held on Tuesday, January 23. Each of Multnomah County’s more than 516,000 eligible voters will receive a ballot in the first week of 2018.

Multnomah County Elections reminds voters that January 2, 2018 is the voter registration deadline for the January 23 Special Election. Oregon voters can register online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote or fill out a paper Oregon Voter Registration Card available at the elections office, public library, Oregon DMV, or post office.

Multnomah County voters should prepare for ballots to arrive the first week of the new year

Multnomah County Elections asks voters to check that their address is up-to-date in their voter registration record. Voters who have moved can update their address online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote or with an Oregon Voter Registration Card. Voters who will be away from home on election day should request an absentee ballot to be mailed to their temporary address. Voters should visit Elections Frequently Asked Questions, bit.ly/MultCoAbsentee or call the Multnomah County Elections office for assistance in requesting an absentee ballot as soon as possible.

Voters can sign up to track their ballot and get a virtual “I Voted” sticker. Text, email, or voice alerts tell voters when the county elections office has mailed ballots. Alerts indicate whether the ballot has been accepted for counting or whether it requires further action by the voter. Inside the “Accepted Ballot” message, voters will get access to a special Oregon “I Voted” sticker ready to share on social media. Multnomah County voters can sign up by visiting multco.us/elections/track-your-ballot.

Multnomah County Elections will open an additional location in Gresham for this election. The Voting Center Express will be open January 8 - January 23 inside the Multnomah County East Building. Voters will be able to replace a lost ballot, get help voting, ask questions, or vote in person at the Voting Center Express at 600 NE 8th Street in downtown Gresham.   

Multnomah County Elections provides an interpreter, free of charge, to anyone who needs help voting in a language other than English. Additional voting and elections information in nine languages is online at multco.us/education-and-outreach. Multnomah County Elections wants all voters to be able to vote easily, privately and independently, understand the steps in voting, understand elections rules, and know who to ask for help.  

Main office:

Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building

1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214

Gresham location:

Open January 8, 2018 - January 23, 2018

Voting Center Express at the Multnomah County East Building

600 NE 8th Street, Gresham OR 97030

Phone: 503-988-3720

Email: elections@multco.us

Website: www.mcelections.org